From circuses, rodeos, sporting events, and much more, the Mid-America Center has hosted top names in show business as well as numerous community events with their spacious exhibition and convention spaces. Local shopping, restaurants, exciting casino gaming, a brewery, and 2,674 hotel rooms are all located within three miles making this one of Council Bluffs' top entertainment districts! Check out our list below of upcoming events at the Mid-America Center to check out.
This list will be continuously updated.
NJCAA Wrestling National Championships
April 21 - 22
MAGE: Mid-America Gamers Expo
November 21 - 23
The Mid-America Center entertainment district is home to several sports facilities that host events from national championships to world team tournaments and local club competitions. These amazing facilities have made Council Bluffs a top sports destination!
This multi-sports facility opened in early 2017 with more than 100,000-square-feet, sufficient for 12 regulation volleyball courts or eight high school size basketball courts. In addition to its courts, Iowa West Field house hosts futsal, wrestling, gymnastics, and martial arts among other sports for family, league, and tournament play.
Iowa West Pickleball is a new indoor six-court facility with reserved courts and open drop-in play sessions. Each session is $5 to reserve for Council Bluffs Area Pickleball club members or $7.50 for non-members. Courts can also be reserved for three hours ($20 for members and $30 for non-members). A schedule for each session is available via the Council Bluffs Area Pickleball Club. Located in the Iowa West Field House, Iowa West Pickleball has a separate, exterior entrance located east of the Field House’s main entrance near the Mid-America Center.
Operated by the Council Bluffs Soccer Club and named in honor of the lead donor for the project, the Iowa West Sports Plex is a 75,000 square foot indoor turf facility that hosts sports including soccer, baseball, and softball with the potential for flag football, rugby, across, ultimate frisbee, and more! Their concession stands, league play options, Walk Fit walking club, and sports performing training make this a lively and active place for local and visiting athletes.
Located just minutes away from the Mid-America Center entertainment district, the Council Bluffs Recreation Complex hosts numerous local league teams as well as regional and national tournaments. The facility is home to 10 regulation soccer fields, four football fields, seven softball fields, and three baseball fields.
Looking for a bite to eat after the big game or event? There are great locally-owned, family-friendly restaurants just minutes away!
For a full list of restaurants in Council Bluffs, visit our restaurant listings!
Council Bluffs is home to an impressive and outstanding collection of public art that has been created by artists that are known around the world and funded by the Iowa West Foundation through their Iowa West Public Art Initiative. While enjoying the entertainment in the Mid-America Center district, take a walk around and enjoy these UNbelievable pieces of art.
For more information about the Iowa West Public Art pieces, download the Otocast App! It serves as your personal tour guide to the outstanding public art in Council Bluffs.
Looking to see what the rest of the city of Council Bluffs has to offer? Check out the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge that connects us to our neighbors in Omaha over the 'Big Mo'. Visit the Historic 100 Block of West Broadway for other great local dining options and nightlife experiences, or shop till you drop at Metro Crossing Shopping Center or the Lake Manawa Power Centre. Use the buttons below to find local attractions, restaurants, and hotels.